Language and Short Courses 2023/2024

Winter School in Biomedical Sciences Winter School in Biomedical Sciences

University of Freiburg • Freiburg im Breisgau

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Course location
Freiburg im Breisgau
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
  • 30 October 2023 - 30 April 2024
Target group

The programme is tailored to the interests of international graduate students in life sciences, natural sciences, or medicine.


Biomedical sciences combine knowledge and questions of experimental medicine with methods of molecular biology and cell biology. This international programme is designed as an intensive time of studies and research with a specific and practical training that qualifies for success in academia or the private sector. IMBS modules focus on the following topics: pharmacology and toxicology, materials and microsystems, molecular and cellular biology, immunology and pathology, molecular oncology and cardiology, and bioinformatics and bioethics.

In addition, participants chose a personal research project. Each research project is individually supervised and involves eight weeks of lab work - that is seven weeks of experimental work followed by a week of data analysis - and a written lab report in the format of a scientific research publication.

Furthermore, the students will receive specially designed lab training, scientific and intercultural communication training, and a regular German language course.

The programme is tailored to the interests of international graduate students in life sciences or medicine with professional experience. Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, or a related field and have proof of their English proficiency (minimum B2 level).

The successful participation in the programme concludes with a Diploma of Advanced Studies in "Biomedical Sciences" (DAS) with a total of 30 credit points (CP) in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Credit Points: Requirements
In order to be awarded credit points, the following is required:

  • preparation according to the specifications and material provided by the professors
  • active participation in class and in the lab
  • reading and self-study
  • active participation in group presentations
  • written and oral examinations
Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
ECTS points (max.)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • 30 October 2023 - 30 April 2024, costs: EUR 4,500
This price includes
  • Course fees
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

Proof of English language proficiency with a B2 minimum level of English because the only teaching language will be English

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Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

Lunch and evening meals are available at the student canteen at reasonable prices.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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